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Actual MPG and Tow vehicle

What is your actual MPG while towing your TAG and what do you tow it with?

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    Fourman110Fourman110 Member Posts: 229

    Subaru Ascent and about 17mpg. I’ll have another run coming up.

    “I'm T@G-ing Out"
    Jay

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    CoulterCoulter Member Posts: 10

    Toyota Highlander 17-19. Without trailer 22.

    TV = 2016 Highlander
    TD = 2017 T@G

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    FroggerFrogger Member Posts: 156

    2010 4 door Taco, no clue as to mpg, never kept track...

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    JamesDowJamesDow Member Posts: 648

    My 2012 Rav4 4cly gets around 18 while towing and 21 non towing.

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    Rick67Rick67 Member Posts: 14

    18 mpg with 2019 Tacoma averaging 65 mph at sea level.

    2017 Tag XL

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    HikinMikeHikinMike Member Posts: 400
    edited June 2020

    11-12 Towing with the 4Runner

    2019 T@G Boondock Edge 5W
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
    2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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    Bob297Bob297 Member Posts: 148

    My Tacoma is currently being modified, so am expecting lower mpg. Was getting 19mpg Highway @65mph towing. Seems Tacoma’s sweet spot is 63mph for best gas while at stock. Adding camper shell made no difference, but adding Prinsu rack did. Now more suspension, tires, truck heavier, etc. will find out next trip. Didn’t buy Tacoma for mpg’s. Don’t care.

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    HikinMikeHikinMike Member Posts: 400

    My 4Runner is modified. That dropped my mileage 2-3 per gallon.

    2019 T@G Boondock Edge 5W
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
    2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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    DaveBDaveB Member Posts: 101

    2012 VW Passat TDI - 33mpg with trailer, 38mpg without (highway only avg of 70mph)

    Toronto, Ontario Canada
    2020 T@G Boondock Edge XL

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    Bob297Bob297 Member Posts: 148

    @HikinMike said:
    My 4Runner is modified. That dropped my mileage 2-3 per gallon.

    I’m expecting the same....

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    SueBHunnySueBHunny Member Posts: 133

    2012 Subaru Outback. 2.5L engine. Usually get about 25mpg not towing, about 18-20 with the T@G. PA mountains are definitely a factor.

    Sue
    State College, PA
    2015 T@G Max
    2012 Subaru Outback

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    GigHarborTomGigHarborTom Member Posts: 271

    Curious what mods some are making on their Toyota.
    I generally keep it just under 65 on the freeway towing. Sometimes it gets away from me and I'm doing 70 even with a trailer. Be careful in California. Tow speed is 55 and they do enforce it at times. (we are in Washington.)
    All around we get 17 MPG with the 03 4 Runner
    V8. Can get 20+ when light on the freeway without the trailer. Actually towing it home after purchase all light, we got 20 MPG.
    Our recent trip through rolling hills and over the Cascades, loaded, we got a hair over 17 MPG.

    Gig Harbor Tom
    Trl '17 T@G Max
    TV 2018 Mazda CX9 Signature

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    HikinMikeHikinMike Member Posts: 400

    My 4Runner: I kept my factory wheels but stepped up to LT285/70R17 tires. Toytec BOSS suspension with the upgraded HD Superflex coils on the rear. Those coils increased my payload capacity about 125lbs. Southern Style front bumper with a 10,000 lb Warn Wench and synthetic cable. And Front Runner Slimline II Rack with a whole bunch of their accessories. Raingler cargo management system. Heise lights all around controlled with a sPod controller. I havent added any performance mods yet.

    2019 T@G Boondock Edge 5W
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
    2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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    rich67rich67 Member Posts: 165

    2013 Jeep Wrangler with manual transmission and 33" tires/2 inch lift: fully loaded with camping gear, average of 14.9 mpg. Went this weekend with two bikes, gear for four, and two kayaks mounted on the roof, 4 passengers in the Jeep and all the food. Got 13.8 average. Best I have gotten was 15.2. When I am just driving around town the Jeep gets 16 mpg average city, and can get close to 19 or 20 highway, depending on the type of gas I am using.

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    HellFishHellFish Member Posts: 140

    17 with Xterra @ about 65mph. Don't agonize about mpg...you didn't buy a trailer so you could get better milage. Just fill up when you need it and ENJOY the trip. If you can afford to tow if the mpg is 20, but can't if it's 17, then you really can't afford the trailer.

    2014 T@G

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    beakybeaky Member Posts: 283

    I live in SoCal, tow my rig at 75, and the cops could care less. Down here you gotta be doing 90 and weaving to rouse a cop. If you drive 55 on a freeway here you will get rear ended

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    PoacherPoacher Member Posts: 2

    27 mpg with Cayenne diesel. 32 mpg (without trailer)

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    GigHarborTomGigHarborTom Member Posts: 271

    Beaky--Long haul trucked one winter. Yep the company said California is a different country. But we love it and get down there every chance we can. Wifey is a Southern Cal honey.

    Gig Harbor Tom
    Trl '17 T@G Max
    TV 2018 Mazda CX9 Signature

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    EasternSierraRoamerEasternSierraRoamer Member Posts: 8
    edited March 2021

    2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring - 16-18 mpg towing (60mph), 25-27 without trailer (70mph). Of course, steep terrain drops it down another 2-4 mpg. At least with my tow vehicle the sweet spot is between 55-60 mph for the best towing mileage. As soon I creep up to 65-70, mileage drops significantly. That being said the 6 cylinder Subaru hauls up the mountain pass, steep terrain without hesitation. I purchased the vehicle with the larger engine specifically for towing our T@g after talking with several Subaru / T@g combination owners in various campgrounds.

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    LightningdonLightningdon Member Posts: 110

    2017 Tacoma with V6 and 6 speed manual trans. Just completed a 1000 mile run from the hills of WV down to the Outer Banks and then across North Carolina and back to WV. Averaged 15 MPG for the trip. Usually I get 19.5 highway, 21 local when not towing my T@G. I run the speed limit when towing.

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    WilliamAWilliamA Member Posts: 1,311

    2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with the 2.0 liter turbo and e-torque. 8 speed auto and stock(4.10) gears. I have a 2 1/2" lift on the stock 285/70/17 tires. My T@G XL weighs 1700 or so loaded.

    I continue to be impressed and happy with the power train in my new Jeep. With 10,000 miles on, I get between 17-19 mpg while trailer towing and 21 or so without the trailer.

    This new Jeep is so much better in every way than my 2017 Jeep. She's still a big lumbering, heavy box but has much more power and better mpg's. Falls into the "How did they do that?" category of automotive alchemy.

    WilliamA

    "When I am in charge, Starburst brand fruit chews will get their own food group....and where are all the freakin laser beams? There should be more laser beams..."

    2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    2017 T@G XL
    Boyceville, Wi.

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    willow4303willow4303 Member Posts: 6

    2016 Jeep Sahara 2 door (unmodified) gets 17-19 mpg towing at an average of 65 mph. I put minimal gear in the tow vehicle, and nothing extra in the trailer, so I'm sure that is helping my overall MPG. I get 22-26 mpg without the T@G. The Jeep has factory-installed 6 speed manual transmission.

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    paulmzpaulmz Member Posts: 3

    2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited + 2021 T@G 5W = 20MPG.
    Typically get 25-30MPG without trailer.

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    larrygerowlarrygerow Member Posts: 10

    Anyone towing a Tag with a 4 cylinder Tucson? Mathematical it can but I’m concerned about the mountain driving I do in western Virginia

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    JamesDowJamesDow Member Posts: 648
    edited April 2023

    I tow (5 wide) with a 4 cylinder 2012 RAV4. (1,500 tow capacity) Multiple times in mountains cross country. (>10,000 feet) No problems whatsoever. MPG around 18. Just keep load in trailer to minimum.

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    hooksnatcherhooksnatcher Member Posts: 16

    2019 Subaru Outback 2.5 pulling T@G and with two bicycles up top; loaded for bear; 16 - 18 MPG; usually 28 running light and not towing.

    RV 2017 T@G XL TV's 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, 2019 Subaru Outback, 2002 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner

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    OutdoorEdOutdoorEd Member Posts: 110

    Subaru Outback 3.6R with 2 mountain bikes on the roof pulling the T@G through the Appalachian mountains = 16-17 mpg.

    Ed & Karen
    2017 T@G Max XL
    2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R

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    MrGneissGuyMrGneissGuy Member Posts: 20

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport S (4-door) 3.6 with e-torque and 8 speed auto transmission. I average about 22mpg with my daily driving, ~25 on state highways (55mph), ~20-22 Interstate (70 mph) depending on wind direction :) , ~19 city.

    With my T@G, I get ~18mpg; a mix of city, state highway, and interstate, probably mostly state highway.

    Dennis
    Indiana
    2015 T@G

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    chiprchuckchiprchuck Member Posts: 1

    Our TV is a 2023 Ford Ranger 4x4 which is pulling our 2019 T@b 320 Bd ... just finished out maiden trip and got ~ 19+ MPG. W/out the trailer we get ~ 20.3

    TV 2023 Ford Ranger 4x42019 T@b 320 BD

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    Pup7Pup7 Member Posts: 14

    2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness pulling a 2022 T@g Boondock 5 wide. I get about 23-24 mpg not towing and about 16-17 mpg towing.

    2022 T@g Boondock 5WTV: 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness

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